Nixon Sets Date for Special Elections

By Missourinet

Published 01/31 2014 04:33PM

Updated 01/31 2014 04:37PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Governor Jay Nixon (D) has announced he has set August 5 as the date for special elections to fill three vacant House seats.

The elections will fill seats representing areas including in St. Louis County left vacant by the resignation of Representative Steve Webb, in Crawford and Phelps Counties left vacant when Representative Jason Smith resigned after being elected to represent Missouri’s 8th Congressional District and in Stoddard County and part of Scott County left vacant when Representative Dennis Fowler resigned to accept Nixon’s nomination to the Board of Probation and Parole.

The vacant seats are the subject of a court case filed by ten Missourians who say Nixon was taking too long to act while more than 300,000 Missourians were not being represented in the Missouri House of Representatives.

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